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Selling a Property

Selling a property and moving home is acknowledged by many to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. At McCarthy + Co, our conveyancing team takes the stress out of this process with expert advice, watertight legal documentation, and invaluable input into closing the sale.  

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Types of Property Sales

Our highly experienced conveyancing team provide expert guidance in the following areas:

Selling a House

Ensuring your house sale is managed efficiently through drafting and reviewing contracts, managing legal documentation, liaising with the buyer’s solicitor, and closing the sale.

Selling at Auction

Helping our clients sell at auction by preparing the legal pack, including title deeds and contracts. Dealing with post-auction admin including transfer of ownership and payment.

Selling in Probate

Helping our clients selling in probate by verifying the executor’s right to sell, obtaining a Grant of Probate, preparing contracts, and handling the transfer of ownership.

Get Started With Selling a Property in Ireland

Whether it’s your first time selling a property that you own, or you have many years of experience buying and selling properties for investment purposes, it’s essential to have an experienced conveyancing solicitor on your side to handle the legal aspects of the sales process.

Sellers from across Ireland choose McCarthy + Co to handle their conveyancing requirements as we offer:

  • Expert Guidance – Providing legal advice throughout the property sale process on issues like contract terms, potential disputes, tax implications, and regulatory compliance.
  • Efficient Drafting and Reviewing of Contracts – The contract for the sale of a property is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of the sale. Our solicitors draft, review, and amend this contract to ensure that your rights are protected, and the terms are fair.
  • Extensive Experience in Conducting Searches – Ensuring that there are no issues that could affect the sale, such as outstanding liens, planning permissions, or restrictive covenants.
  • Knowhow in Liaising with the Buyer’s Solicitor – Through negotiating terms, responding to enquiries, and coordinating the exchange and completion of contracts.
  • A Key Role in Closing the Sale – Including receiving the purchase funds, discharging any mortgages, and ensuring that the legal title is transferred to the buyer.

We pride ourselves in providing a highly responsive service to all our clients, minimising the stress or the legal and administrative aspects to selling your property, Get in touch with our conveyancing solicitors today to discuss how we can help you get the sales process started.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions we are often asked in relation to selling a property.

  • What are the key things to consider when selling a property in Ireland?

    When selling a property in Ireland, you must first accurately determine its market value, which could involve professional valuation or an estate agent's advice. You will need to hire a solicitor to handle the legal aspects of the sale, including preparing the contract, answering buyer enquiries, and coordinating the closing of the sale. It's essential to provide all necessary legal documents such as the title deeds, planning permissions, and Building Energy Rating (BER) certificate. Lastly, consider the timing and method of sale, potential tax implications, and market conditions to optimise your selling price and speed of sale.

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  • What is the main law in Ireland that governs the sale of a property?

    The main law governing the sale of property in Ireland is the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act, 2009. This act codified and reformed Irish property law and provided a modern statutory framework for the creation and transfer of property interests, known as “conveyancing”. This law encompasses the preparation of contracts for sale, completion of the transaction, and resolution of any disputes that arise during the process. It is critical in ensuring that property sales are conducted legally and transparently.

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  • How does a solicitor help resolve any disputes in the sales process?

    Your solicitor helps resolve property sale disputes by representing your interests and guiding negotiations to reach an amicable resolution. They interpret relevant laws and contractual terms, present your case, and respond to claims from the other party. If necessary, they can facilitate mediation or arbitration, and represent you in court proceedings. Through their legal expertise and understanding of real estate transactions, they work towards an outcome that protects your interests and rights, while ensuring the dispute resolution process adheres to the law.

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  • Is it necessary to hire a solicitor when selling a property in Ireland?

    While it's not legally required, it's highly advisable to hire a solicitor due to the complex nature of the conveyancing process and in many cases it may be impossible to proceed without a solicitor. A solicitor can draft, review, and negotiate the sales contract, conduct property searches, manage legal documentation, and liaise with the buyer's solicitor. They can also provide valuable legal advice, protect your interests, and help resolve any disputes that may arise. Not having a solicitor could potentially lead to legal complications, delays, or financial losses during the property sale process.

Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy

Associate Solicitor

Joseph McCarthy leads the conveynacing department at McCarthy + Co. Joseph has been an integral member of our team since 2013, bringing a unique blend of expertise and dedication to his role. Joseph provides a problem-solving oriented approach to property buyers and sellers throughout the conveyancing process.

Joseph can be contacted via email at: joseph@mccarthy.ie

About McCarthy + Co

McCarthy + Co. are a team of solicitors with more than 30 years of experience in providing legal advice, guidance and assistance to clients across Ireland.

We are a family-run business with offices in Dublin and Cork, but we have dealt with clients everywhere from Galway and Limerick to Waterford. We are honest, plain-speaking and thorough – we will work alongside you to ensure your property sale or purchase is as efficient as possible.

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We are a multi-award winning firm, accredited by the Law Society of Ireland.

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